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Kay Granger's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 12, Republican

On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (TX) - District 12

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2020.

  • "On Thursday, I was recognized with the 'True Blue' award by Family Research Council (FRC) Action for my 100 percent voting record on pro-life and pro-family legislation they tracked during the last Congress." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Planned Parenthood. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "I am a strong supporter of keeping taxes low and in the hands of taxpayers." (votesmart.org)
  • ""Medicare for All" is not a tweak, it is the destruction of our healthcare system as we know it at your expense, and I promise not to pass that cost on to you." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 6% by Alliance for Retired Americans. (votesmart.org)
  • "While any changes in the way Social Security operates must be approached with extreme caution, the current system is unsustainable over the long-run and requires reforms to ensure Social Security remains solvent for tomorrow's retirees." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "After extensive conversations with our military leaders, I am concerned that the FY18 defense budget request is not enough to address the shortfalls and damage caused by years of underfunding" (votesmart.org)
  • "I will fight to strengthen our district's contribution to the security of this country and be a vocal supporter of important weapons programs, including the F-22, H-1, V-22, and Joint Strike Fighter." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 22 - Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe that building and maintaining a strong transportation infrastructure is vitally important to managing economic growth and ensuring economic development." (votesmart.org)
  • "President Trump’s proposal rescinding $15 billion – the largest rescissions package in history – is a welcome step to cut wasteful spending and restore good government to Washington." (twitter.com)
  • "Unfortunately, the Balanced Budget Amendment failed to get the two-thirds majority vote needed for passage. Even though it did not pass, that doesn’t mean I will give up on the fight to control wasteful spending." (twitter.com)
  • "This legislation delivers real relief to businesses by lowering the corporate tax rate to 21 percent, down from 35 percent. In fact, it reduces taxes on small businesses to the lowest they’ve been in 40 years." (twitter.com)
  • "Job creators must be encouraged to reinvest more money into the economy, putting America back to work and broadening the tax base." (votesmart.org)
  • "More than 500 companies of all sizes have used their new tax savings to give bonuses, increase wages, hire more staff, and expand benefit programs." (twitter.com)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 1 "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (votesmart.org)
  • "Parents, not federal bureaucrats, should be the chief decision makers when it comes to their children's education." (votesmart.org)
  • "I believe our local school boards, not the federal government, are better equipped to assess the needs and the future of our schools and students." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by National Education Association. (votesmart.org)
  • "To achieve energy independence, we must work to develop viable forms of renewable energy while also expanding conventional energy sources here at home." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1119 - SENSE Act. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by American Energy Alliance. (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 0% by Environment America. (votesmart.org)
  • "Texans will be hit hard by President Obama's mandate that states cut greenhouse gas emissions by 32% by 2030." (twitter.com)
  • "The #ConcealedCarry Reciprocity Act of 2017 ensures that law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights do not end when they cross state lines. (1/5)" (twitter.com)
  • "I believe the enforcement of existing laws and rigorous prosecution of criminals is the best way to protect Americans -- not more gun control." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 93% by The National Rifle Association. (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of HR 1628 - American Health Care Act of 2017. (votesmart.org)
  • "On Tuesday, the House voted again to repeal the health care law. We did so because the message from November was clear that the American people disagree with the direction the country is heading and many of President Obama's policies. This includes the health care law and the struggles people have faced since the law was implemented." (votesmart.org)
  • Voted in favor of H.R. 596 "Repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and Health Care-Related Provisions in the Health Care and Reconciliation Act of 2010" (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by the Federation for Immigration Reform. (votesmart.org)
  • "General Owen, Commander of the Southwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, updated me on the Army Corps' work building miles of border wall to secure our nation. We must build the wall! @realDonaldTrump" (twitter.com)
  • "However, the necessary topline funding levels are sadly absent, and it is unfortunate that partisan priorities prevailed over practical solutions, like my amendment to offer full funding for the border wall." (votesmart.org)
  • "I'm in El Paso getting an up-close look at the state of our southern border, ensuring the wall is making good progress." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 100% by the Federation for Immigration Reform. (votesmart.org)
  • "Our military must have the resources it needs to respond to and deter threats from countries like Russia, China, Iran and North Korea, and also counter violent extremists throughout the world." (twitter.com)
  • "As I said at the time, President Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran jeopardized the safety and security of Americans and our allies throughout the world. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the House to do everything possible to ensure that Iran never has the ability to use nuclear weapons against the U.S., Israel or our allies." (votesmart.org)
  • "Kay strongly opposed the ill-conceived deal with Iran and consistently voted to prevent President Obama from lifting sanctions on Iran." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "I wholeheartedly support the President's decision to follow Defense Secretary James Mattis' recommendation to increase troop levels in Afghanistan." (votesmart.org)
  • Rated 100% by Center for Security Policy. (votesmart.org)
  • "Our North American neighbors -- Canada and Mexico -- are America's largest export markets, so it is just as important to make sure our border policies enable the legal transportation of goods as it is that they stop the illegal transportation of products and people." (votesmart.org)
  • "Back in session in DC, I will be encouraging Speaker Pelosi to put the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement to a vote on the House floor. #USMCA will keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S., protect American intellectual property, and modernize our agriculture trade." (twitter.com)
  • Rated 0% by Public Citizen. (votesmart.org)

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